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Sanitation Supervisor

Guelph, ON

 The Opportunity:

The Sanitation Supervisor is responsible for effectively managing the cleaning and sanitization of processing equipment, utensils and the entire plant environment.  The role is responsible for the development and execution of the sanitation program. The role strives for continuous improvement by analyzing sanitation performance metrics, determining root causes and implementing effective corrective actions to meeting food safety and product quality standards.  The role leads and engages a team towards compliance  with GMPs, Safety, WHMIS, HACCP, CFIA and corporate standards associated with the sanitation process.  

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by June 06. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Oversee the cleaning and sanitization of equipment, surfaces, utensils and plant environment by providing direction, motivation and technical support to all sanitation employees to ensure sanitation process is completed effectively and on time.    
  • Plan, actively engage, communicate and provide direction on all sanitation related activities in all programs such as: Quality Assurance/Food Safety, HACCP, Corporate/customer/BRC requirements, employee relations, Health and Safety Programs, Operations, Maintenance etc. as a member of the SLT.
  • Manage the master sanitation schedule by establishing priorities, scheduling, assigning work and communicating with sanitation staff and key stakeholders frequently and regularly to ensure tasks are completed effectively and on time.
  • Hire, orientate, train, develop, coach, discipline, respond to employee suggestions and grievances, provide feedback, administer sanitation employee time and attendance records and recognize employees in a timely manner.  
  • Support and promote the company’s health and safety program, maintain a safe working environment and ensure continued compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and JHSC recommendations.
  • Develop and execute training to meet all job requirements and ensure employee compliance with all company and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage the sanitation budget and maintain inventory control of all sanitation related materials including chemicals, equipment, tools and PPE. Ensure site inventory levels are maintained, on budget and stored appropriately.
  • Measure and analyze Sanitation performance metrics and lead a weekly cross functional sanitation meeting to review findings and assign investigation and corrective action responsibilities to drive continuous improvement.
  • Audit sanitation related activities, report non-compliances and take corrective actions to assure compliance to all quality assurance food safety requirements. Update Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) and verify compliance by front line employees.
  • Ensure the chemical dispensing systems function within specification. Solicit technical support from the sanitation chemical provider or corporate sanitation to optimize the cleaning chemistry and application methods.    
  • Other responsibilities as required

What You’ll Bring:

  • Post secondary education, University degree in Science preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of  supervisory experience
  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with the sanitation process, cleaning chemistry, chemical storage, handling and dispensing systems and sanitary design principles.
  • Passionate about sanitation and understands its importance to safety and quality of manufactured food products.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to coach people and develop a high performing team
  • Detail and results oriented. Able to drive performance and hold people accountable.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills to collaborate, influence and lead conversations and meetings.
  • Strong communication skills (i.e. read, speak and write) in English
  • Proficient in MS Office tools (Excel and Word) and other software related tasks.
  • Experience with office systems such as SAP and Kronos.
  • Knowledge of industry related quality systems and inspection programs, cleaning systems (CIP, COP) and chemicals
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, WHMIS, First Aid, Food Safety, Basic Food Microbiology, Lock Out and Tag Out, and Health and Safety Regulations
  • Able to work in cold, humid or wet manufacturing environment conditions, work with chemicals and stand/walk regularly
  • Union experience an asset

What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:

  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
  • Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.

About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
  • Doing What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


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